Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 5 July 2011 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 1 July 2011 at 08:54.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2011 after 9 days on 15 July 2011 at 06:40.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 142 of Meeus index or 1095 from Brown series.
Length of current 142 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 46 minutes. It is 1 hour and 22 minutes longer than next lunation 143 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠283.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠312.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
11 days after point of apogee on 24 June 2011 at 04:13 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 July 2011 at 14:04 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 366 840 km (227 944 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 566 km (229 638 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 30 June 2011 at 04:14 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 July 2011 at 02:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous North standstill on 29 June 2011 at 17:46 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.399°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.383° in the next southern standstill on 12 July 2011 at 16:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 9 days on 15 July 2011 at 06:40 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.